This Week in PLOS

In PLOS One, researchers from the University of Puerto Rico Mayaguez and the US Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Research Service describe the genetic diversity detected in Puerto Rican sweet potato plants. The team profiled nearly two dozen simple sequence repeat markers in DNA from the leaves of plants in 137 sweet potato landraces grown around Puerto Rico, along with plants from another 10 US cultivars and 20 Puerto Rican accessions.

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Sometimes genetic tests give inconclusive results and provide little reassurance to patients, the Associated Press reports.

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With H3Africa, Charles Rotimi has been working to bolster the representation of African participants and African researchers in genomics, Newsweek reports.